A hung Parliament - 5 things to know

A hung Parliament - 5 things to know

May has said she intends to stay as prime minister and last night it was announced her party's chief whip had agreed an outline deal "in principle" with the DUP of Northern Ireland, which would see the unionist party support the Tories on key votes.

"It is quite possible there will be an election later this year or early next year and that might be a good thing because we can not go on with a period of great instability", he said. "And this gives me the confidence to believe that we will be able to work together in the interests of the whole UK", May said.

With talks of unprecedented complexity on Britain's departure from the European Union due to start in just 10 days' time, the pound sterling was hit by uncertainty over who would form the next government and over the fundamental direction Brexit would take.

Although the Conservative Party is in talks with other parties, the move by the senior colleagues is likely to affect the terms of negotiations of Brexit with the European Parliament.

The Tories won 318 seats, down 12, and will have to rely on the DUP to get things done.

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, urged her to resign, saying he is "ready to serve" himself, while the leader of the Lib Dem, Tim Farron, said she "should be ashamed" and should resign "if she has an ounce of self respect".

The DUP, the largest party in the Northern Ireland assembly and which secured 10 parliamentary seats in the general election, was founded by Ian Paisley in 1971.

The Daily Mail's headline was "Tories turn on Theresa" after Conservatives told media that the party was discussing the prospect of another election and potential candidates to replace May.

And, I even hope, that closer co-operation between the DUP and the Conservative Party will lead to a change in the DUP's attitude towards LGBT rights, especially with a view to unblocking the issue of equal marriage Northern Ireland.

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The opposite happened as she lost her majority and undermined her own authority as prime minister.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked May after her party lost the majority and asked her to quit as PM.

"We want there to be a government".

Jonathan Powell said a deal with the DUP would jeopardize the Good Friday Agreement.

Now with the anniversary of Britain's landmark June 23 Brexit vote looming and still no serious negotiations underway, many European Union nations and top officials have had enough.

Foster said Friday it would be "difficult" for May to continue in her role.

"I suspect we'll have something different coming in a couple of weeks time". "I certainly think that there will be contact made over the weekend but I think it is too soon to talk about what we're going to do", she said.

Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior party members promised to get rid of May, but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Corbyn into power.

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